Have you ever heard the term "Jolie laide"? It's a French expression that literally means "Pretty ugly" but is used to refer to something so ugly it is beautiful, like the babies of some animals for instance. And that's the look I was aiming for with this card.
Now, the problem with getting paper stacks is that there's always going to be something you don't like among the lovely papers. Somebody else must think it's gorgeous - otherwise it wouldn't be part of the stack in the first place - but personally you'd rather line the kitty litter tray with it than be forced to look at something you've created with it.
Well, that's how I feel about the paper I've used for this card. It reminds me of the wallpaper that was on the wall of our first house when we moved in - a room that always made me feel I was sitting in the middle of a downmarket 1970s Indian restaurant. Well, until we decorated, that is.
To break the pattern up a bit, I cut the square of paper in two with a curved diagonal and separated them with a little black peel off. The tag I used as a topper came in a RAK some time ago, and makes me smile because "Domestic Diva" is a term you could NEVER use to describe me!
The heart tattoo is a Kanban stamp, stamped onto snippets of grey, red and white card, with "Hello" stamped onto the white image, then the heart and banner cut out and layered on to the grey image.
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